CLOUD ENGINEERING AND SOLUTIONS

Cloud Solutions

Cloud Computing provides us means of accessing the applications as utilities over the Internet. It allows us to create, configure, and customize the applications online.

What is Cloud?

The term Cloud refers to a Network or Internet. In other words, we can say that Cloud is something, which is present at remote location. Cloud can provide services over public and private networks, i.e., WAN, LAN or VPN.

Applications such as e-mail, web conferencing, customer relationship management (CRM) execute on cloud.

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing refers to manipulating, configuring, and accessing the hardware and software resources remotely. It offers online data storage, infrastructure, and application.

Cloud computing offers platform independency, as the software is not required to be installed locally on the PC. Hence, the Cloud Computing is making our business applications mobile and collaborative.

How does cloud computing work?

Rather than owning their own computing infrastructure or data centers, companies can rent access to anything from applications to storage from a cloud service provider.

One benefit of using cloud computing services is that firms can avoid the upfront cost and complexity of owning and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, and instead simply pay for what they use, when they use it.

In turn, providers of cloud computing services can benefit from significant economies of scale by delivering the same services to a wide range of customers.

How important is the cloud?

Building the infrastructure to support cloud computing now accounts for more than a third of all IT spending worldwide, according to research from IDC. Meanwhile spending on traditional, in-house IT continues to slide as computing workloads continue to move to the cloud, whether that is public cloud services offered by vendors or private clouds built by enterprises themselves.

 Research predicts that around one-third of enterprise IT spending will be on hosting and cloud services this year “indicating a growing reliance on external sources of infrastructure, application, and management and security services”. Analyst Gartner predicts that half of global enterprises using the cloud now will have gone all-in on it by 2021.

According to Gartner, global spending on cloud services will reach $260bn this year up from $219.6bn. It’s also growing at a faster rate than the analysts expected. But it’s not entirely clear how much of that demand is coming from businesses that actually want to move to the cloud and how much is being created by vendors who now only offer cloud versions of their products (often because they are keen to move to away from selling one-off licences to selling potentially more lucrative and predictable cloud subscriptions).

Predictions for cloud computing revenues to 2021 from 451 Research.

Cloud computing benefits

The exact benefits will vary according to the type of cloud service being used but, fundamentally, using cloud services means companies not having to buy or maintain their own computing infrastructure.

No more buying servers, updating applications or operating systems, or decommissioning and disposing of hardware or software when it is out of date, as it is all taken care of by the supplier. For commodity applications, such as email, it can make sense to switch to a cloud provider, rather than rely on in-house skills. A company that specializes in running and securing these services is likely to have better skills and more experienced staff than a small business could afford to hire, so cloud services may be able to deliver a more secure and efficient service to end users.

Using cloud services means companies can move faster on projects and test out concepts without lengthy procurement and big upfront costs, because firms only pay for the resources they consume. This concept of business agility is often mentioned by cloud advocates as a key benefit. The ability to spin up new services without the time and effort associated with traditional IT procurement should mean that is easier to get going with new applications faster. And if a new application turns out to be a wildly popular the elastic nature of the cloud means it is easier to scale it up fast.

For a company with an application that has big peaks in usage, for example that is only used at a particular time of the week or year, it may make financial sense to have it hosted in the cloud, rather than have dedicated hardware and software laying idle for much of the time. Moving to a cloud hosted application for services like email or CRM could remove a burden on internal IT staff, and if such applications don’t generate much competitive advantage, there will be little other impact. Moving to a services model also moves spending from capex to opex, which may be useful for some companies.

Strategy and consulting Services

With the right cloud strategy and consulting services, an organization can elastically scale up or down to fit its ever-changing business needs. On-premise, managed servers are quickly approaching end-of-life, as viable platforms for business IT. The reasons are innumerable: Traditional physical servers take up precious space, require regular maintenance and updates, and operate on a constant basis—whether they are being actively utilized or not.

Leverage the Cloud to Drive Business Growth

Shifting data from standard hardware to the cloud offers a multitude of benefits, from the nearly infinite expandability, which helps businesses future-proof their IT, to as-needed access modes that save money and eliminate the unnecessary network utilization inherent to outdated systems. Cloud-based IT also geographically disperses data, eliminating the need for customers to purchase hardware for maximum capacity scenarios.

Proven Cloud Expertise

Whether your business is thinking of making the leap, or you have already begun planning, our cloud strategy consulting services help optimize the process and keep your costs and downtime to a minimum. Our leading cloud experts have done this work for hundreds of companies – and know how to navigate the complex landscape and avoid pitfalls, while also allowing our customers the freedom to grow.

You’ll be able to better leverage the cloud, analyze your current environment, identify gaps, plan for both your long- and short-term goals. Determine the best cloud providers for your distinct business requirements and build a custom cloud strategy that feels comfortable, worry-free and individually tailored to your unique needs.

Our cloud strategy and planning services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Workload portfolio analysis Benchmarking Readiness AssessmentsGovernance & Risk Mitigation Strategy Data Management Architecture Design and Deployment Roadmap Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) AnalysisChange Readiness Business Case Deployment Roadmap Cost Management

For businesses acclimatizing to or already in the cloud, our 24/7 help desk and self-service management solutions build enormous long-term value and ease of use into service packages. BvLogic removes the burden of troubleshooting and maintenance, by addressing IT concerns before they become IT problems.

We offer expert strategy consulting and professional services to assist you at every stage of your cloud journey. Our services cover:

Cloud Strategy Consulting: We can accelerate your journey to the cloud. Our consulting services are ideal for those that are getting started on the cloud.

Cloud Business Solutions: Our experts design and deliver cloud-based business solutions to improve business processes, performance and security.

Cloud Application Management: Our skilled staff can manage, improve and optimize your applications in the cloud.

IAAS, PAAS, SAAS planning and services

What is Infrastructure-as-a-Service?

Cloud computing can be broken down into three cloud computing models. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) refers to the fundamental building blocks of computing that can be rented: physical or virtual servers, storage and networking. This is attractive to companies that want to build applications from the very ground up and want to control nearly all the elements themselves, but it does require firms to have the technical skills to be able to orchestrate services at that level. Research by Oracle found that two thirds of IaaS users said using online infrastructure makes it easier to innovate, had cut their time to deploy new applications and services and had significantly cut on-going maintenance costs.

What is Platform-as-a-Service?

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is the next layer up — as well as the underlying storage, networking, and virtual servers this will also include the tools and software that developers need to build applications on top of: that could include middleware, database management, operating systems, and development tools.

What is Software-as-a-Service?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is the delivery of applications-as-a-service, probably the version of cloud computing that most people are used to on a day-to-day basis. The underlying hardware and operating system is irrelevant to the end user, who will access the service via a web browser or app; it is often bought on a per-seat or per-user basis.

According to researchers IDC SaaS is — and will remain — the dominant cloud computing model in the medium term, accounting for two-thirds of all public cloud spending in 2017, which will only drop slightly to just under 60% in 2021. SaaS spending is made up of applications and system infrastructure software, and IDC said that spending will be dominated by applications purchases, which will make up more than half of all public cloud spending through 2019. Customer relationship management (CRM) applications and enterprise resource management (ERM) applications will account for more than 60% of all cloud applications spending through to 2021. The variety of applications delivered via SaaS is huge, from CRM such as Salesforce through to Microsoft’s Office 365.

Cloud design and migrations

There are certain services and models working behind the scene making the cloud computing feasible and accessible to end users. Following are the working models for cloud computing:

  • Deployment Models
  • Service Models

Deployment Models

Deployment models define the type of access to the cloud, i.e., how the cloud is located? Cloud can have any of the four types of access: Public, Private, Hybrid, and Community.

Public Cloud

The public cloud allows systems and services to be easily accessible to the general public. Public cloud may be less secure because of its openness.

Private Cloud

The private cloud allows systems and services to be accessible within an organization. It is more secured because of its private nature.

Community Cloud

The community cloud allows systems and services to be accessible by a group of organizations.

Hybrid Cloud

The hybrid cloud is a mixture of public and private cloud, in which the critical activities are performed using private cloud while the non-critical activities are performed using public cloud.

Cost Optimization

An important component of cloud implementations is planning and implementing a strategy for cost optimization and transparency. We can provide suggested approaches for cost containment and visibility, taking into consideration factors such as right-sizing, increasing elasticity, leveraging the right pricing model, optimizing storage and measuring/monitoring.

DevOps

By applying cloud-enabled development and operations principles, tools and techniques across the entire delivery process, your organization can see improved deployment frequency, release quality, team productivity and architecture quality, while realizing faster business value.

Cloud Native Development

Whether your application needs to be refactored, or built from scratch, our software architects take pride in creating cloud-native solutions that are as scalable as they need to be, simple to use, fast and easy to maintain.

Well-Architected Reviews

Well-Architected Reviews are an evaluation approach to ensure that your cloud architecture adheres to current best practices for secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for your applications. The major cloud providers release new services regularly, so there may be new ways to optimize your workload that were not available to you originally.

Based on five pillars — operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization — the Well-Architected Framework provides a way to evaluate architectures, and implement designs, that will scale over time.

Managed Services

Cloud-empowered organizations benefit from increased agility and decreased overhead. Nevertheless, the need for support still remains.

Our Managed Services offering does not fit you into a cookie cutter support plan. Rather, we can customize to fit your specific needs – whether it’s occasional help from one of our Certified Cloud Professionals, or comprehensive 24x7x365 accessibility, or something in between.

Software defined data center

The ongoing shift to virtualized data centers will drive the software-defined data center market to $235 billion by 2026, according to a report. The software-defined data center (SDDC) market value currently sits at $40 billion, according to research by Global Market Insights.

There are numerous benefits to moving to SDDC including enabling IT organizations to reduce their capital expenditures, along with higher availability and better recovery of workloads. The report by Global Market Insights also cited the proliferation of smart phones and increased internet penetration in Asia Pacific some of the reasons for SDDC growth.

Along with server virtualization, other trends driving SDDC to $235 billion include cloud computing, IoT and mobile solutions. SDDC is mainly being driven by business and consumer services and applications from hyperscale cloud providers. Consumer trends for SDDC adoption include streaming video, online shopping and social networking.

Bvlogic provides services for various vendors including Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems (Hitachi Vantra), HP Enterprises, Huawei, IBM, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, NEC Corporation of America, NetApp, Nutanix, Oracle, SUSE, and VMware

AWS, Oracle and Azure Cloud

AWS Managed Services: Overview

What are AWS Managed Services?

AWS managed services include Compute, Storage, Migration, Database, etc. There is much more to add on and it is hard to list them out here.

What does AWS Managed Service Providers do?

They are experts for cloud infrastructure and they use their skills for managing, automating and monitoring the client’s environment.

  • Operating System Support: Operating Systems which are supported by AWS Managed Services include Red Hat Enterprise, Amazon Linux, and Microsoft Windows Server.
  • Workload: AWS managed services support almost all the workloads that can be run on AWS.
  • Application Deployment: For application deployment, three methods are supported i.e. Immutable, Deployment Automation, and Manual.
  • Supported AWS services: AWS managed services currently support more than 20 services.
  • Industry Standards followed by AWS Managed Services: ITIL.

AWS Managed services provide the following facilities:

Enlisted below are the various facilities followed by AWS Managed Services:

  • Change Management: This facility helps you in incorporating the changes easily.
  • Incident Management: AWS Managed services continuously monitor your cloud infrastructure for any incident. In case of any failure, it will immediately launch another instance.
  • Patch Management: AWS Managed services apply the patches in such a manner so that it will not badly affect your business.
  • Access Management: It supports IAM (Identity and Access Management) roles. Hence, there will be no need for multiple authentications.
  • Security Management: AWS Managed services help in securing your data.
  • Continuity Management: You can back up AWS stacks and it can be restored in case of failure.
  • Reporting: You will get monthly reports & recommendations and based on these reports you can get maximum out of these services.

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  • 24/7/365 Support
  • Dedicated service delivery manager
  • Free SSL Installation
  • Defined Escalation matrix
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  • Operating system administration
  • Free Migration
  • Team Management
  • Dedicated Firewalls
  • Single vendor solution
  • 24/7 Real-time Monitoring
  • Automated Backups
  • Staging Environment
  • Optimized With Advanced Caches
  • Regular Security Patching